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John Gasparini

Of Counsel, Corporate Department


John Gasparini is Of Counsel in the Paul Hastings Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice groups, and is based in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Gasparini counsels clients on an array of privacy and data security issues, including transactional matters, contracting, compliance, incident response, internal and government investigations, and related litigation, across an array of industries. His work includes advising on GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, and HIPAA matters, among other data-privacy issue areas.

Mr. Gasparini also guides telecom and media companies and investors, as they navigate an array of communications marketplace issues. He has particular expertise with complex FCC and executive branch approvals, compliance with FCC rules, lending to regulated entities, wireless spectrum policy, and strategic issues in the media and online video marketplace, including platform immunity.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gasparini was an associate with a midsize law firm, specializing in telecommunications issues. He also worked as a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge, focusing on communications and technology policy issues. Mr. Gasparini earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2015, where he served as a Managing Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal.

During law school, he worked as a law clerk for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, as a law clerk for a nationwide wireless carrier, and as a legal intern for a telecommunications trade association. Mr. Gasparini earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina – Beaufort, in 2011.


  • The Legal 500 USA, Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory (2022)
  • The Legal 500 USA, Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactions (2022)


George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2015

University of South Carolina – Beaufort, B.S. (cum laude), 2011


Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

Practice Areas


Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Technology, Media and Telecommunications




District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 2015

University of South Carolina, B.S. 2011

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